Adventures in the Integris Healthcare System, part “hell, I don’t know!”

Well… my gallbladder decided to fuck with me now, and so on Thursday (January 14), I went back to the hospital in some intense pain, and found out I had multiple gallstones trying to do their thing in transiting from my gallbladder to my small intestines, and getting stuck in a duct in my pancreas, causing some inflammation and the previously mentioned intense pain.

I had some tests run, blood drawn, an ultrasound,  a CT scan and a specialized MRI done to find out how best to help me.

Then, I had a specialized endoscopy called an ETCP done to see if they could slightly enlarge the pancreatic duct so that the stones could finish their journey to the small intestines and out of my body. It must have worked because I’m now resting comfortably in a nice comfy hospital bed… and not the gurney in the ER where I spend my first night here (because there were no open beds on the third floor. It was pretty busy here Thursday afternoon).

I realized last night that this is the second trip to the hospital in the month of January in a row. I don’t plan on making a habit of it, trust me!

And it’s been almost 2 years since this whole “adventure” began 2 days after my 50th birthday?

Isn’t this FUN, ladies and gents?

Wait, don’t answer that…!


I’m Stef and this is where it’s @ !~


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